Riyadh/Information Office/ 09 March 2016/ The fifth joint ministerial meeting between the foreign ministers of the GCC member states, Jordan and Morocco concluded here today. The ministers issued a final communique in which they expressed satisfaction over the ongoing joint work to achieve the strategic partnership in accordance with the work plans that were adopted at previous meetings of foreign ministers of GCC member states, Jordan and Morocco. The communique said that the joint ministerial meeting praised the continuous mutual visits by leaders of GCC countries, Jordan and Morocco, which reflected the importance attached by the leaders to develop outstanding relationships among their countries, Saudi Press Agency SPA reported. The ministers welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding for cultural cooperation between the GCC countries and Jordan. "Regarding the regional and international issues and based on the continuous consultation and coordination between the GCC countries, Jordan and Morocco, the ministers have identical views on various regional and international issues of common interest," the communique said. The ministers expressed their unwavering stances towards regional issues, particularly the Palestinian cause. The ministers stressed the need to deal firmly with the dangerous phenomenon of terrorism and terrorist movements, praising the efforts of their countries in this regard at all international and regional levels. They also praised Saudi Arabia's initiative to form an Islamic military alliance to fight terrorism and extremism, stressing the importance of this alliance to strengthen international efforts to combat terrorism, SPA reported. The Ministers reiterated the right of sovereignty of the United Arab Emirates over its three islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa, stressing that any practices or actions taken by Iran over the three islands are null and void. The ministers reiterated their call for the Islamic Republic of Iran to respond to the efforts exerted by the United Arab Emirates to resolve the issue through direct negotiations or the International Court of Justice. The Ministers expressed their complete rejection of the Iranian interference in the internal affairs of the GCC countries and the region, stressing their strong condemnation of the attacks on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and the Saudi Consulate in the Iranian city of Mash-had, holding the Iranian authorities fully responsibility for these terrorist acts. The communique stressed the importance of concluding a political solution to the crisis in there in line with the GCC Initiative and its Implementing Mechanism the outcome of the Yemeni National Dialogue and the Riyadh Conference held last May. They also called for the unconditioned implementation of the UNSC Resolution 2216. It lauded the victories realized by the popular resistant and the pro-legitimacy forces against the Houthi and Saleh militias. It reaffirmed support to the legitimate government for recovering the state and restoring security and stability to all Yemeni provinces, stressing full commitment to Yemen's unity, territorial integrity and independence, and rejecting any interference in the internal affairs of the country. The communique underscored the need to deal firmly with the dangerous phenomenon of terrorism and terrorist movements. It reiterated commitment to fight deviant and extremist thinking adopted by terrorist groups to distort the image of Islam. It also praised Saudi Arabia's initiative to form an Islamic military alliance to fight terrorism and extremism. Regarding Palestine, the GCC, Moroccan and Jordanian Foreign Ministers expressed determination to provide due support for concluding a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian Cause. They condemned the continuation of building settlements and the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, as well as the measures to alter the Arab and Muslim identity of Al-Quds Al Shareef, besides the arbitrary detentions and collective punishment of Palestinians. The communique urged the international community to assume its responsibilities by taking the necessary steps to provide due protection to the Palestinian people and their religious shrines. It noted that all settlements built on the occupied Palestinian territories are "illegitimate" according to the International Law, and constitute an obstacle of peace. It stressed that a comprehensive and everlasting solution must be based on the pre-June 1967 borders, the ministers stressed. On Syria, they stressed that the UN Security Council should assume its full responsibilities toward the Syrian crisis. It expressed hope that the UN-sponsored negotiations would lead to a political solution to the Syrian crisis, reiterating unwavering stance on maintaining the country's unity, stability and territorial integrity. The ministerial meeting welcomed the UN Security Council Resolution 2254, which outlines a roadmap for dissolving the crisis, based on the outcome of the Geneva I conference on Syria held in June 2012. It urged the international community to support the Syrian refugees, activating the principle of burden-sharing. The meeting welcomed the outcome of the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria Kuwait hosted last year, and the fourth one held in London last month. Referring to Libya, the ministers welcomed the announcement of the Libyan Presidential Council on reaching an agreement for forming a unity government to be chaired by Fayez Al-Sarraj. They lauded Morocco's efforts bringing the Libyan parties together for the historical Al-Sukheirat agreement, and voiced full support to the legitimate Libyan government. It called for the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2174 of 2014 on Libya, the ministers in the meantime, expressed grave concern over the escalation of armed operations and violence in the country, committed by terrorist groups that threaten security and stability not only there, but in neighboring states as well. On Iraq, the meeting stressed that the political process in the country must be comprehensive, including all components of the Iraqi people. It also underlined respect to Iraq's unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity.